the upper layer of ground tissue in a leaf, consisting of elongated cells beneath and perpendicular to the upper epidermis and constituting the primary area of photosynthesis.
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Also called palisade, palisade mesophyll.
Origin of palisade parenchyma
First recorded in 1880–85
Words nearby palisade parenchyma
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